As you may have noted in our recent blogs, we are answering some of our most frequently asked questions. This week we’re addressing spa hydrotherapy and its benefits.
At Best Hot Tubs, we are well aware of the fun and relaxation benefits of spas. But scientific studies by the National Aquatics and Sports Medicine Institute (located at Washington State University) and others are showing that there are also remarkable health benefits associated with warm water hydrotherapy in hot tubs.
In fact, we read from posts on these studies that spending time in a hot tub can lower blood pressure. Participating subjects experienced decreased blood pressure when immersed in water of all temperatures. However, the effect of lowered blood pressure was shown to last much longer for those who soaked in a hot tub.
It’s also fairly widely reported that hot tubs improve heart and circulatory health. It is believed that water immersion helps the circulatory system to operate more efficiently. This effect can be beneficial to all people, and is especially helpful to individuals who experience decreased circulation due to diabetes and other ailments.
Hot tubs also improve joint health, say experts. Spending time in a hot tub can decrease pain and help improve flexibility by decreasing the effects of gravity, increasing blood flow, and by lessening the pull of tight muscles on sore joints.